Friday, December 30, 2011

Ovechkin bouncing back?

Ovechkin and the Capitals just beat the Sabres with a 3-1 decision today. Ovechkin had 2 goals while Nicklas Backstrom had the last one.

Ovechkin has had 5 goals over his previous 7 games, is this a sign of him breaking out of his slump? We don't know for sure here at Two Bored Teens, but we do hope he does so we can have some more highlight reel goals from the Great 8!

USA v Czech Republic: Three Stars Of The Game

Our top three players of the game were:

Third Star: Petr Holik - I mean when you score the game winning goal you're important so he's pretty much automatically on the list.

Second Star: Bill Arnold - He was pretty much the only reason why the game was close. He scored one and assisted on the other.

First Star: Is it even close? Petr Mrazek. When you stop 50+ shots its pretty much unanimous. Except for the people who judged it apparently... He was amazing. I don't remember a better goalie performance than today. Saves, celebrations, ALMOST A GOAL. What else could you expect?

Side Note: Just had a quick chat with a source, they say the injury that caused Coyle to be out for most of the game was most likely either a concussion or that he was just knocked confused.  Hope it's neither and can get back soon.

USA vs Czech Republic Preview

What are the keys to success for Team USA at the WJHC?
Team USA: Jack Campbell needs to play like the player he played like versus Canada two years ago. Jack Campbell has the potential and has shown that he is capable of doing such a thing. Whether he does it or not is up to him. His country depends on him. He can be like the one he was versus Canada two years ago where he just dominated or the one against Denmark before. His team bailed him out though. 3 goals on 24 shots against a  weak Denmark team isn't good at all.

Keys to Success for the Czech Republic:
 Break down Jack Campbell. He does not work very well against a lot of rebounds. They need to push him to his limits on shots and finish him when the rebounds go off.